Re: On Teaching Writing and Aikido
Thanks, Kara. Thanks, Lotta. I don't think there's a "one size fits all" formula that makes a good teacher, but like you, I know what worked and didn't work for me. Humiliation definitely was not effective in my case.
My son was telling me about a kindergarten music teacher he had who mocked a student who stuttered. He said he thought for years he didn't want to study music because it must not be a good thing if someone who taught it could be so hateful. Obviously his 5-year old brain generalized far, far too quickly, but one point I see here is that teachers often have no idea of the lasting impact of their words or actions.